The Zabbix API is a powerful tool for extending Zabbix, developing apps for your favorite platform or integrating it with third party software
This section provides an overview of the functions provided by the Zabbix API and will help you find your way around the available classes and methods.
The Zabbix API allows you to access history and other data gathered during monitoring.
Retrieve historical values gathered by Zabbix monitoring processes for presentation or further processing.
Retrieve events generated by triggers, network discovery and other Zabbix systems for more flexible situation management or third-party tool integration.
Retrieve detailed service layer availability information about any IT service.
The Zabbix API allows you to manage the configuration of your monitoring system.
Manage host groups, hosts and everything related to them, including host interfaces, host macros and maintenance periods.
Host API | Host group API | Host interface API | User macro API | Maintenance API
Define items to monitor. Create or remove applications and assign items to them.
Configure triggers to notify you about problems in your system. Manage trigger dependencies.
Edit graphs or separate graph items for better presentation of the gathered data.
Manage templates and link them to hosts or other templates.
Export and import Zabbix configuration data for configuration backups, migration or large-scale configuration updates.
Configure low-level discovery rules as well as item, trigger and graph prototypes to monitor dynamic entities.
LLD rule API | Item prototype API | Trigger protototype API | Graph prototype API
Edit global and template-level screens or each screen item individually.
Screen API | Screen item API | Template screen API | Template screen item API
Define actions and operations to notify users about certain events or automatically execute remote commands. Gain access to information about generated alerts and their receivers.
Manage IT services for service-level monitoring and retrieve detailed SLA information about any service.
Configure maps to create detailed dynamic representations of your IT infrastructure.
Configure web scenarios to monitor your web applications and services.
Manage network-level discovery rules to automatically find and monitor new hosts. Gain full access to information about discovered services and hosts.
Discovery rule API | Discovery check API | Discovery host API | Discovery service API
With the Zabbix API you can change administration settings of your monitoring system.
Add users that will have access to Zabbix, assign them to user groups and grant permissions. Configure media types and the ways users will receive alerts.
User API | User group API | Media type API | Media API
Change certain global configuration options.
Icon map API | Image API | User macro API
Manage the proxies used in your distributed monitoring setup.
Configure and execute scripts to help you with your daily tasks.
Retrieve the version of the Zabbix API so that your application could use version-specific features.